Hajime Ueno is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi has an integral role in the restructuring and corporate finance practice group, and has been recognised in a number of individual publications, including Best Lawyers Japan, IFLR 1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers. He predominantly focuses on corporate finance and restructuring transactions – both international and domestic, including structured finance and banking – and regulatory matters.

Among recent transactions, Mr Ueno was involved as a core team member in the corporate reorganisation of Japan Airlines Co Ltd, the integration of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (and Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group) and Morgan Stanley Japan Securities, the capital restructuring and subsequent reorganisation of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Limited, and the privatisation of New Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport, while at the same time being involved in REIT transactions and structured finance transactions with novel structure or asset types.

He was previously seconded to a top-tier US international law firm for one year following his graduation from Harvard Law School. Having spent part of his childhood in the United States, he is fluent in English, and has written and spoken on various areas of corporate and banking law in Japan.